Sree Narayana Jayanthi Boat Race

Sree Narayana Jayanthi Boat Race is is conducted on Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi Day, which usually falls in the month of September during Onam Festival.More than 1000 oarsmen in boats of different sizes and shapes participate in this event. The procession is accompanied by various music and dance performances such as the Garudan, the Panchavadyam and the Nadaswaram. Sports competitions are also held in connection with the race. The events at the venues include art forms like Thiruvathirakkali, Kolkkali, Theyyam and so on. Hundreds of oarsmen in many kinds of boats like the Chundan, the Iruttukuthy, the Churulan and the Veppu take part in the boat race.

Time : September
Venue: Kottathode, Kumarakom

The Iruttukuthy race is the important boat one. The Iruttukuthy which wins the race is awarded the Sree Narayana Ever-Rolling Trophy.People’s representatives and other prominent persons would participate, Sree Narayana Jayanthi Public boat race club President P G Padmanabhan and General Secretary A K Jayaprakash told news persons here today.It was in 1903 that the Sree Narayana Guru arrived at Kumarakom to consecrate an idol of Sri Balasubrahmonia Swamy at the Kumaramangalom Temple.The high point of the celebrations will be the more than a century old Sree Narayana Jayanthi boat race at Kottathode, Kumarakom.

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